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Spinach, Tomato, and Feta Omelet Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Spinach, Olive, and Feta Omelet

Do you live alone? Are you a vegetarian? If you answered yes to both of those questions, I suggest you consider this omelet for dinner tonight. It's a perfectly healthy and delicious meal for one.

In this recipe, the filling is a mixture of garlic, tomatoes, spinach, and black olives, but an omelet can be made with just about any vegetable, herb, or cheese, so use the technique and get creative with the ingredients. To look at the simple and straight-forward method,

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Spinach, Olive, and Feta Omelet

Spinach, Olive, and Feta Omelet

Spinach, Tomato, and Feta Omelet Recipe 2009-10-21 12:28:21

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 clove garlic, minced
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 ounces (1 cup) baby spinach
4 to 6 pitted black olives, sliced
3 eggs
1 sprig rosemary, chopped
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/2 pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Place a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and halved tomatoes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the baby spinach and olives and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, or until all of the spinach is wilted, then reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Beat the eggs, rosemary, half-and-half, salt and pepper and pour into the pan. Stir constantly so that the eggs do not brown. When the center is just a little soft, crumble the feta cheese all around the omelet. Fold onto the plate and serve.

Serves 1.

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cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
Sounds very tasty!
cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
Sounds very tasty!
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 6 years
i made this on thursday night for dinner but subsituted it with two whole eggs and two egg whites...used nonfat milk instead and lowfat feta..was delish
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Yes. Yes. And Yes!
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Yes. Yes. And Yes!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
I agree with vegesquire, I don't think the oil and full fat egg are necessary. Pam works great!
vegesquire vegesquire 6 years
Between the 3 whole eggs, 1/4 cup of feta, 2 tablespoons of added fat, and 1/4 cup of half and half, I don't know that I'd consider this a healthy dish. It's quite high in fat, calories and cholesterol. I'm not saying that these ingredients are unhealthy in themselves, just in the quantity required by this recipe.Would I eat it? You bet! Sounds like a great splurge meal to me.However, I think it's really misleading to consider it healthy. Recipes like this, marketed as healthy, are part of the reason why a lot of people switching to a vegetarian diet end up gaining weight. We think that choosing the vegetarian option automatically means it's more healthful, which is just not the case sometimes. Simple changes to this would make it healthier: use 1 whole egg and 1 egg white. Skip the half and half altogether (it's just not necessary). Use a tablespoon or two of the cheese.
vegesquire vegesquire 6 years
Between the 3 whole eggs, 1/4 cup of feta, 2 tablespoons of added fat, and 1/4 cup of half and half, I don't know that I'd consider this a healthy dish. It's quite high in fat, calories and cholesterol. I'm not saying that these ingredients are unhealthy in themselves, just in the quantity required by this recipe. Would I eat it? You bet! Sounds like a great splurge meal to me. However, I think it's really misleading to consider it healthy. Recipes like this, marketed as healthy, are part of the reason why a lot of people switching to a vegetarian diet end up gaining weight. We think that choosing the vegetarian option automatically means it's more healthful, which is just not the case sometimes. Simple changes to this would make it healthier: use 1 whole egg and 1 egg white. Skip the half and half altogether (it's just not necessary). Use a tablespoon or two of the cheese.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Would adding some bacon to this be wrong?
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